27 November 2008

Latest update of my projects!

Here comes an update what I have been working on the last weeks.

I have done 32 squares or the blanket. Now I only have three left before I finally can sew it together.

Then I am also almost finished with my secret project. It is not much left to knit there now and then it is only sewing it together end fix loose ends. Need to wash it too of course.

I actually started on another thing too. Just by coincident I found a multi-colored yarn that goes in green in Europris (a budget department store here in Iceland). It was very soft and nice so I bought quite a lot and also some black and some white balls. Then I just started to knit immediately when I came home. I made up my own design. It is going to be a pullover with collar. I will put in a picture on the progress next time I write.

By the way, I will put in pictures on all my on-going and finished projects in my next contribution. Now, knitting night is on the schedule. I am soon about to leave. I am going to knit another square tonight. I use to have time to make one square on our knitting nights.

By the way, I got a question where I find all the patterns for the Icelandic Sweaters. I usually buy special knitting books, which they sell here in Iceland. They are mostly in Icelandic but some of them are also in English or German.
But you can also find a few free patterns online. Look at my knitting links to the right. ISTEX have 4 free patterns in english. Just click on english version in the right hand side column. Here you can also find out what knitting books they have published but of course you need to buy them to see the patterns.

06 November 2008

Icelandic knitted hat, 26 knitted squares finished for the blanket and secret project on-going!

Yes, time flies! Now I am on my 32:nd week in my pregnancy and last weekend I finally got my knitting lust back 100%. I was knitting a lot, almost the whole weekend. It was so fun again.

I just felt like doing a hat in Alafoss Lopi yarn (Icelandic thick wool) so I just started it last Saturday before lunch and was finished with it in the evening just before me and my boyfriend were going to the cinema. I gave the hat to him! But I could have taken it myself if it was not so big. Maybe I will do another one for me in another color and another pattern next weekend. We will see!

Here is the result:

And here is how it look like on Johan:

I am also trying to finish the blanket I started a while ago. So far I have done only 26 squares. I am planning to make another one today at knitting knight, which starts quite soon. Time to leave soon. The problem is that it goes very slow with these squares. But it is probably because I am so used to knit with thick Icelandic yarn and this a very thin yarn if you compare it to the Lopi. So it is getting a bit boring, I must say. It was fun in the beginning but now it is just the same over and over again. But it is only 9 squares left now.

I really want to start other thing too but I will try to finish this blanket now before I start something else. I had a principle before to only work on one project at a time but I have loosened a little bit on those rules.

I actually started a new project but it secret. I am putting out a picture anyway so you can take a wild guess what it will be:

As soon as I am finished with my secret project and the blanket I can finally start something to our litte baby in the womb :) I hope she will not come out until I have finished something nice. Maybe a cute little dress. I have about 8 weeks left now.
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